Stillwater Valley News
7 September 1926
David Frederick Black
On June 16th, 1908 there came to the home of Fred and Henrietta Black a darling baby boy whom they named David Frederick although he was fondly called Buss, by parents, sisters, relatives and friends. Wednesday, August 25th, 1926 he was stricken with infection in his eye caused by cement in which he had been working, developing brain fever from which he suffered intensely for three days when death relieved him September 3rd. David's father passed away three years ago, leaving David to make his way through school at which he was making a valiant fight, but God called him to a better home, leaving his mother who is now Mrs. Henry Smith and the four sisters Alice, Frances, Lois and Myrle Black, a stepfather Mr. Henry Smith two grandmothers, Mrs. Anne Black and Mrs. Jane Powell, besides a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends to mourn his loss. David was a member of the Senior Class of 1926 1927, and has many friends among the young people of the community. David was a carrier of the Dayton Daily News, beginning when but 9 years old and carrying on until old enough to do other work. David will be sadly missed by his mother and sisters Mr. Smith and many others. But God knows best. His will be done. A precious one from us is gone a voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home that never can be filled.
Stillwater Valley News
September 9, 1926
DAVID FREDERICK BLACK
David Black, known among his many friends as "Bus", was taken very ill Wednesday evening from an infection in the eye, resulting in brain fever and ending in death early this morning at about 3:15 o'clock. David had been employed by the Howell Construction Company and had been working on the St. Mary's Pike, north of Piqua. Some of the cement flew into his eye, over a week ago, causing infection. On Wednesday he became very ill and was brought home, and from this time until his death was overcome by intense suffering, and was unable to take any nourishment. He had always seemed like a strong boy, but God called him away from the trials of this earth to the like everlasting, where death has no power. David was born in Covington, June 16th, 1908, and was the son of Fred and Etta Black, his father passed away three years ago. There are left to mourn his loss, his mother, who is now Mrs. Henry Smith and his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Black, besides other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Senior class of 1926-27 and has many friends among the young people of the community. The funeral services will be held from the Church of the Brethren, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. C. F. McKee. Burial will be made in Greenville Creek Cemetery. Routzahn Brothers Funeral Directors.
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